The top-price bull at Wattle Grove Speckle Park on-property sale broke the Australian breed record today when it was knocked down for $30,000 to Dennis Power and David Reid of Minnamurra Pastoral Company, Coolah.
But the females held their own when one lot consisting of eight commercial F1 preg tested in calf (PTIC) heifers offered by guest vendors Justin and Amy Dickens, JAD Agriculture, Yeoval, sold to Richard and Helen Thompson, Palmers Island, for $5800 per head, setting a new national record paid for a commercial heifer in any breed.
In the breakdown 28 of the 29 stud bulls offered sold to a top of $30,000 and averaged $10,822, 14 un-joined stud heifers sold to a top of $12,000 averaging $5707, one embryo lot sold for $14,000, three semen packages offered sold to a high of $200 averaging $156.67 and 39 commercial heifers, offered by guest vendor JAD Agriculture, recorded a top-price of $5800 while averaging $4892.
The 13 month-old top-price bull, Project A, was sired by Codiak Putnam GNK 61Y and out of Codiak Amanda GNK 11U. Project A weighed 585 kilograms and had an eye muscle area (EMA) of 104 centimetres squared with rib and rump fat of eight and 10 millimetres.
The second highest price paid was $22,000 for Codiak Magic, a 920kg 26 month-old bull knocked down to Dennis and Louise Saint, Oakey Creek Speckle Parks, Manilla.
Buyers came from across NSW as well as Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.
Wattle Park stud principal, Dale Humphries, said the result was “awesome for the breed”.
“We proved today we are a breed to be reckoned with” Mr Humphries said.
The sale was conducted by Elders with Brian Kennedy, Elders stud stock, Armidale taking the bids.
Full sale report to appear in the October 20 edition of The Land.